Energetic EFL Teacher Needed For Young Learners in Japan

Date posted:2015-12-07 | Writer: Banana Kids English School | Email: [email protected]

Banana Kids, an established English as a Foreign Language school, seeks motivated, energetic, native level English speakers to teach children. Our school has been operating for over 19 years and is located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture. Utsunomiya is about 100 km north of Tokyo.

Banana Kids English lessons:

1. We strive to make a comfortable atmosphere for Japanese children to become comfortable with English and their foreign teachers. Lessons generally take place at local kindergartens.

2. Foreign teachers work together with Japanese teachers to provide a conversational English lesson. Dealing with young children, it is required that teachers be energetic and enthusiastic.

We provide:

Salary: 240,000 yen

Contract completion bonus: 100,000 yen

Renewed contract for another year bonus:120,000 yen

Teaching hours:

Maximum 25 hours per week

Working hours:

40 hours per week including teaching hours

Overtime pay:

2,000 yen per hour


Teachers follow the original Banana Kids schedule. Basically, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays are off (we have about five working days per year that occur on weekends). Paid spring vacation (about 1 week), paid summer vacation (about 3 weeks), paid Christmas vacation (about 2 weeks). Visa sponsorship and furnished apartment provided Driver’s license and Bachelor’s degree required. 

Please email your resume, cover letter, and picture to the address given on the job heading.  

We thank all interested candidates however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Banana Kids English School

7-1-1 Suzumenomiya,




Tel 28-654-2833


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


The purpose of unit three was to explore different theories, methods, and techniques teachers could use to their advantage in the classroom. Among the methods, I found task-based learning, communicative language teaching, and the Lexical approach to be the most interesting. ESA (engage, study, activate) was then explained, and dozens of activities were provided for each stage of the lesson.In this unit I learned the methodologies in which to engage ESL students. I see that the presentation, practice and production stages are played out through the \"patchwork\" ESA lesson. And there are different patchwork lesson plans to use to engage students. It really just depends on the students level of understanding, which I have learned, must be gauged in the beginning of each lesson.